I haven't made a thread in so long, and this turns out to be it... heh.
Anyways, people in the general area I live in are techno-tards. They know nothing about computers or, specifically, how to help me with my networking problems. So, I now turn to ZU, since no one else can help me.
I have a Linksys Wireless-G Router with Speedbooster (model number WRT54GS if that is relevant to any of you), and there are some problems. I am connecting it with a Motorolla Surfboard Modem. I have a card of the same type connected to a computer down the stairs from this area.
Now, the problem is two things:
1.) Recently, whenever I connect the router to my PC, I lose all internet connection all together. Right now, the router is obviously unplugged.
2.) When I was able to get internet with the router in and the network was working, the speed of file transfer, internet and downloading etc. was extrememly slow, limited to about 0.2 kb/s.
Now, does anyone know how to fix this? I have been hearing rumors that Linksys slows cable internet networks dramatically, but this is the only router (and I mean that in the most literally of ways) that we can get, because of problems with the bar code having been cut out of the box. Stupid rebates.
So, yeah. Simple steps or any advice would be appreciated. Maybe the router is defective, I don't really have a clue...
I am making a LAN. There is a computer, as stated above, connected wirelessly down the stairs. I am on the computer with the direct connection to the internet. The modem connects to the router, which connects to the computer, The router connects wirelessly to the PCI Card down the stairs.
I was able so far to connect the router and have internet working, though the wireless internet downstairs on the second computer is unbearably slow, which it should not be. It is going almost at dial-up speed. The connection speed always reads Low or Very Low.
I'm actually on the phone with linksys tech support right now. It seems like a last resort, but it may help. Tech support has helped me like.. once before. Maybe it will help again.
if they don't help you, try rebooting your whole system, leave off for around 2 hours. Now when you turn your router back on and if it still doesn't work then i say kick it
Your connection could be slowing for your computer may be getting hacked. My old router which served as a firewall crashed everytime it was hacked. No i have a d-link router and its hidden alot better.
*hlep is hereth!* if you want to help your computer i reccomend getting ad-aware SE
if you have an ad-aware system already got to control panel, click add/remove programs and remove any lower version of ad-aware.
Actually, I was able to find the problem. No one would have ever thought of this O-o.
My router's frequency is 2.4GHz.
My cordless phone's frequencies are also, 2.4GHz.
The cordless phones were actually INTERUPTING my routers signal, making it extremely slow. What I did was disconnect every phone in my household, and suddenly the connection was lightning fast.
However, now we need new phones if we want the connection to stay fast. Apparently there are now 5.8GHz frequency phones, made for people who use wireless networks, and who don't want the hassle of having 2.4GHz phones screwing with their router's speed. The downside is, that because they are new, they are very expensive, so it may be some time...
Heh, guess it is time to sell some things ^^;;.
This thread may now be locked. Or, it can be left open for anyone else who may have a question about their router or wireless product.